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to the gentleman from texas, mr. barton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. mr. barton: i thank the gentleman from mississippi for yielding and thank the gentleman from georgia for presiding in an even and fair fashion. one of the arguments that's been made about the e.a.c., spreebling, -- mr. speaker, is that it's the federal election commission that ensures every american citizen's right to vote. if only that were true, mr. speaker. the national association of secretaries of state, which are the organizations in each state that oversee the elections, have called for the dissolution of the e.a.c. the committee has heard firsthand testimony from secretaries of state all across the country both in 2005 and again in 2010, the national association of secretaries of state have called for the dissolution of the e.a.c. if the organizations that are actually responsible in each state for holding the elections, mr. speaker, are asking that the federal agency that's supposed to help them should be dissolved, i think it would behoove the congress to listen to t
waters. the dog is now in good condition. >>> a texas man didn't get away with much of anything during a recent robbery attempt. surveillance cameras caught the thief stealing an empty cash register from a fast food register. police later found him and arrested him on suspected theft charges. >>> around the country nursing mothers held what they call nurse-ins. this happening at target stores. it happened last month when a nursing mother in texas said she was treated rudely by confrontational target employees who removed her to a fitting room. she since has started a facebook page which launched the nationwide demonstration against restrictive corporate breast-feeding policies. >>> and finally, 40-degree weather didn't stop one group of friends from having a good time on a new york lake. they braved frigid continues to feed what they call their water skiing addiction. i think one of them had a santa hat on, too. got to love that. >>> for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with your weather channel forecast. good morning to you, bill. 40 d
of the same frustrations you express. >> our next call comes from john calling from san antonio, texas. sit back and give me a few minutes if you do not host: mind not a few minutes, we do not have that much time. caller: nobody has really talked about government sacrifice. the only way you are going to solve what you have, you cannot continue to pay government employees more money than we taxpayers can afford to pay. any business or they pay more money out to the employees -- we pay more money to the employees that the company takes in, that company is going to be bankrupt or seek protection while he gets rid of the problems he created by paying so much money to so many people. it is the same thing with you guys in congress. you have janitor's making $69,000 in the public sector while objectors who paid their wages in the private sector only makes $20,000. i am sorry, you are not worth it. if you want to cut the, cut the department of education. don't cut it over 10 years, cut it over one day. at the department of energy. but it today. that is a real cut. anything else, 5% here or 10% ther
in parts of new mexico, colorado, california, and texas. and not good news for the millions people who will be hitting the roads to spend christmas with loved ones. as for air travel, well, there are in delays reported right new. right now. but, it is still early obviously and that could change. i will monitor american airlines today. after coming under fire the re-election campaign of president obama is saying "thanks, but no thanks," to jon corzine's, cash facing criticism the minute from the former new jersey governor was tainted by his firm, and the mf global collapse so obama for america and the dnc have reindependenced the money, $70,000, to corzine and his wife. the justice department rejected south carolina's new voter i.d. law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. the feds say that makes it harder for minorities to vote. south carolina can challenge the decision or pass a new law. the attorney general vowing to fight this one. >> the 15-year-old girl who survived being swept away in the tsunami in indonesia has tracked down her parents and telling a very,
plants in the states of kansas, oklahoma, and texas. so a major part of the country will be affected by this. known as utility market h utilil force 1,100 of our factories to retrofit or close their doors. the closure of u.s. coal-fired power plants will accelerate during the next ten years because of this utility rule. the e.p.a.'s expected announcement on the utility rule comes just after this issued another rule that will cost an additional thousands of american jobs because start january 1, the e.p.a. will begin requiring utilities to reduce power plant emissions that may cause air quality complications in neighboring states. that regulation, called the cross-state air regulation rule, or caspar, will require plants to install costly technologies in exchange for minimal environmental gains. the combined economic impact of the two regulations that i've just mentioned -- the combined economic impact of that is alarming. the indiana energy association estimates that the cost of these rulers will be between $6.5 billion and $7.3 billion just in my hone stat own state of india. and wh
that work begin on a canada-to-texas oil pipeline. democrats strongly opposed that provision, and senate majority leader harry reid said he wants to dispense with the bill quickly. >> let's get this vote over with. then we can begin serious negotiations on how to prevent a $1,000 tax hike on american families. the sooner we put this useless partisan charade behind us, the sooner we can negotiate a true, bipartisan solution that protects middle class workers. >> sreenivasan: senate minority leader mitch mcconnell blocked a quick vote on the payroll tax cut. he insisted the top priority should be to pass a trillion dollar spending bill that funds government operations through next september. >> there's agreement on the funding bill but no agreement and no plan at all on how we're going to pass the payroll tax cut extension in the senate. so we ought to finish our most immediate concern first. instead, we've wasted week after week after week. one senseless show vote after another. >> sreenivasan: if there's no action on the spending bill, the government will run out of funds and have to shu
. this is from "the new york times" editorial. and john, independent from texas. caller: i have been unemployed for about eight and a half months, and this situation is just ridiculous. they claim the economy is better here in texas, it is a bold face life. the few jobs that are available are part time walmart-type jobs. i've got a college degree. i graduated from college 16 years ago. i am getting $828 a month in unemployment. and these republicans want you to think people are sponging? try sponging off of 829 -- $820 a month in a high-cost area. the local chamber of commerce brag about how great it is to live here in the valley. if you are making $80,000, it is reasonable cost of living. but if you are barely scraping by at 20,000, it is barely. and perry greeting somebody jobs, that is upsurged. the jobs are just not here. let me tell you this, my last job was working at the local work force office. we are the ones who are supposed to help people find jobs. i can tell you the real honest unemployment rate is much higher than what they are reporting and has been for years. it has not been --
states. a shopper in austin texas to buys goods online that lacks the physical presence in texas is expected to pay texas tax even though they pay no sales tax on his transaction. states rely on taxpayers to sell the one. online purchase issues save it all together. it should also find a way to enforce it. those who like to see it are eliminating the need for the package. i am aware of three legislative proposals that can give state nexus over on-line and other remote sellers. congress has reintroduced the main street fairness act. they have introduced the marketplace equity act. this is an oversight hearing. i am by the witnesses to comment. a look for to hearing from our witnesses. i look forward to hearing his statement. >> thank you. >> i have to go to a hearing on the house administration to cite how much we will cut every committee. i miss that. >> >> i ask unanimous consent on the proposed streamlined sales fact be made a part of the record. >> without objection. michiganentleman from missio is recognized for an opening statement. >> thank you. i want to associate myself w
belonging to the clients of a texas security think tank are now in the hands of the hacking movement known as anonymous. one hacker saying the goal is to pilfer funds to give away for christmas donations. >>> all right. this just in to msnbc, the obama administration is considering whether to allow yemen's president into the u.s. for treatment. he was hurt in a june attack on his compound. he said he was leaving for the u.s. in order to help calm tensions in his country following a fresh wave of violence. he did not say it was for medical treatment. we'll be watching that story and keep you posted right here on msnbc. >>> a fatal suicide bombing is rocking officials this morning. just hours ago, officials say seven people were killed in that blast including five policemen, 32 people also wounded. the attack follows a rash of bombings last week that killed 70 people in a single day. meanwhile, vice president biden has been in constant phone contact with sunni and shiite leaders urging them to peacefully resolve the outbreak of violence. joined now by msnbc military analyst colonel jack jaco
texas says she was harassed in her local target for breastfeeding her baby. corrine redmond has more on the national nurse-in demonstration. >> reporter: moms across the country went to the target stores for the so-called nurse-in. in response to the treatment of a texas woman who claims target employees harassed her while breastfeeding her baby in the store. the moms organized after the houston-area mom says she was in the women's department at a store near her home, nursing her baby in a covered blanket. she says then the employees gave her a tough time. many mothers saying it's ok to breastfeed. target released a statement saying guests who choose to breastfeed in public areas of the store are allowed to do so without being made to feel uncomfortable. >> i thought nobody should be made to go some place else like a bathroom or something to feed their baby. and it just seems like it's -- i could bottle feed anywhere but just because i happen to be showing my breast or having my breast out even if i'm not showing it i'm supposed to go some place else? doesn't seem right to me. >> re
pennsylvania, ohio, back toward indiana and this actually goes down toward texas. it is all moving off toward the east. where temperatures are well in the 40s this morning. in fact, 49 on the bay in annapolis. 46 coming in from prince frederick with bowie checking in at 45 along with scott at andrews air force base. la plata, 46. some of the cooler temperatures here in the valleys, petersburg, cumberland in the 30s. oakland at 50 degrees this morning in garrett county. our highs later today, 50s north to some low 60s south. high in d.c. right around 58. monika, stepping in from the left side. i like it. >> you notice it is a little different. i usually like to enter from the other side. don't move me around so fast. if you're planning to head around the beltway, things are looking fine. there are no problems all around town. first of all, we'll take a live look into rockville at route 355 in the heart of rockville there. no problems to report. as with you come in from frederick down to the beltway on route 355. let's see if we can take a look at the other side of town. 355 at route
a look at these pictures. a family from texas spent two days buried underneath 4 feet of snow and ice. couple and their 5-year-old daughter became stuck on a highway in new mexico when a blizzard swept through that area. equipped with some snacks and water inside their car, the higgins family clung together for warmth, they say. emergency crews eventually discovered them after hitting their s.u.v. with a pole. both adults are recovering from pneumonia. there's the headlines. >> thank you very much. politics now, one week from tomorrow, if you can believe it, the first votes of the 2012 election will be cast in the caucus. the presidential candidates are back in the hawkeye state after taking the weekend off. >> joining us with details is kelly wright who was in that seat yesterday. hope you had a great christmas. >> i did indeed. i spent most of it with you, ainsley and clayton. good to see you. i know you were with your lovely family as well yesterday. we're not sure what gift the republican candidates received from santa but we do know what's at the top of their wish list. ha is to
, kan., iowa, texas, corn, wheat, soy, they have all been beneficiaries is directly, but especially over the last 15 years, of a very beneficial subsidies to the agricultural sector. they were designed early on to be stabilizing subsidies by the usda and congress has wrestled with exactly what the right amount of subsidies should be applied to achieve a specific goal. the farmers have changed the nature of the subsidies and they promised to lessen them over time as well moving away from a direct subsidy on a per acre or per commodity basis to more of an indirect subsidy. for example, using a combination of federal subsidies and market mechanisms, like crop insurance, and other types of stabilizing mechanisms to maintain farm income. it is generally agreed, yes, we do have a disproportionate share of agricultural subsidies because we do produce a disproportionate share of agricultural product. i would not pass the laws, but they are a beneficiary of those laws and have been a beneficiary of the subsidies over time. host: more statistics here as we carry on with our guests and callers from
governor in first place all by himself. with 39%. former house speaker newt gingrich and texas congressman ron paul each have 17% and former utah governor john huntsman at 11%. and now, according to the same poll, most republican voters in the granite state think that romney has the best chance at defeating president obama in a head to head matchup. and today, vice-president joe biden making a new push to help calm the troubles in iraq, the united states military in iraq has officially ended with the withdrawal of the last of the combat troops that happened last week, but a growing wave of sectarian violence and unrest raising concerns in washington and a string of attacks that happened in baghdad the past week and reportedly killing at least 60. and so, vice-president biden is trying to help calm that chaos and show some support for iraq's leaders. national correspondent steve centanni live in washington with more on this, hi, steve. >> hi, merry christmas, jamie. vice-president biden has taken a lead role in turning the page from the u.s. military presence in iraq to a new and unknown ch
, business pro. you do. i've learned that when you ask someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." thanks for watching tonight. this is a dandy. today mitt romney gave another preview of how he will twist himself into knots if he is the republican nominee to go against president obama. he insists, insists the health care mandates are a conservative principle, but only at the state level. the state level. okay. so here's what he said on fox news this morning.ç >> look, our plan was rights for our state, and in my view, it was based upon conservative principles that frankly came from newt gingrich and the heritage foundation which was instead of people relying on government to provide their care, they should take personal responsibility. and it is fundamentally a conservative principle to insist that people take personal respons
in texas, causing a bit of controversy, after 5000 people rallied around a christmas nativity scene, blasting a wisconsin atheist group in efforts to have the display removed. >> our faith, our fight, our religiousness, and our courage. everything is bigger in texas. what we need to stands, jesus christ is the only way. >> the critics believe the church should be separated from government. they threatened to sue over the nativity scene. >>> boxs are headed to your door any day now. scammers are using that to take advantage. joce sterman explains how in this week's scam alert. >> reporter: they've been scanned and loaded on to trucks. now millions of packages are headed to homes across the nation, giving scamerers another opportunity to ruin your holiday. they don't want these gifts but wants something else that keeps giving, your personal information and use shipping scams to get it. according to the better business burreau, there is an up tick in the fishing scams which get carried out through email, sending messages like this one, saying packages have been sent. it contains links,
. people trying to come together after that. >>> the supreme court has agreed to hear a challenge to texas's congressional redistricting plan. state republicans aren't real happy with the way a federal court redrew the map last month. that court was responding to a lawsuit filed on behalf of minority groups. the supreme court will hear that case in early january. >>> let's talk about newt gingrich. he says palestinians are an invented people. raising a lot of eyebrows this morning. he made the strong statement in an interview on the jewish channel. take a listen. >> i believe that the jewish people have the right to have a state and i believe that the commitments that were made at the time, remember, there was no palestine as a state. it was part of the ottoman empire. i think that we've had an invented palestinian people who are in fact asrabes. >>> he went on to say it's tragic they didn't leave instead sustaining a war against israel. he called the middle east peace process delusional. the comments were called, quote, the most racist statement i've ever seen. >>> those comments by gingr
are talking about parts of texas, new mexico and kansas especially hard hit. this is what it looked like in southwest kansas last night. close to a foot of snow coming down. alexandra is joining us in the cnn weather center for the storm, and it's going to be tough for people trying to travel on the holidays. >> suzanne, we talked about it yesterday. we talked about a foot of snow. i've got two feet to show you in new mexico. certainly the storm has delivered, but you know where it really has some legs left? a big picture left, still hard hit but hard hit also today. on i-40 between albuquerque and amarillo, a 200-mile stretch closed due to blizzard conditions right now. we'll talk about when things will get better. will this storm make its way to the east coast and bring snow? all of that coming up in a little bit. >>> former penn state coach joe paterno is out of a pennsylvania hospital. a source close to the family says that he was released friday. he had been there for a week recovering from a fractured hip. he also has lung cancer. now, paterno lost his coaching job at the height of
and look at parts of texas and good news every time we're in texas now, we've got some of that. a little bit of icing and the western side of that. and in texas as well. the west coast, you're looking good and you see a chance for showers moving in across parts of florida. looking at your forecast for the day today. a chilly one in the northeast, and snow showers yesterday, ten inches of snow. and it turns out, and that will be more sunshine and there will be some scattered showers and watch out, but the cool day with some scattered showers, and another nice day into the northern plains and 40 degrees in minneapolis and we'll take it, when you add to that some sunshine and across the west, another sunny day and a little bit of snow flying across the northern rockies and this evening a chance for showers at parts of california much more coming up here all morning long. >> all right, looks very festive. thanks so much, rick. >> go back to myrtle beach when it's warm and play some golf. thankfully he didn't fly with alec baldwin out there. >> that's right, alec baldwin had an incident on am
into west texas where they're worried about freezing rain and some snow. you can see the snow falling in arizona. that's going to spread into new mexico and colorado and south dakota. maybe even wisconsin saturday night. now for us, closer to us anyway, we've got the front coming through michigan and northern indiana headed to ontario. this is going to pass -- well the weather with this is going to pass north of us. the front will pass us this afternoon. that's going to switch the wind around and for us, just cool us down a little bit as we head into the day on saturday. so next three days pretty good. 56 today. back to the 20s and 30s tonight. now tomorrow, chilly and 50. winds should be pretty light tomorrow and sunday. wind will turn back to the south and southwest so milder on sunday. upper 50s -- redskins and jets game, should be perfect football weather. tuesday, some showers possible. 60. and wednesday and thursday, now, mild and damp. temperatures in the 50s. here's monika samtani with the update. >>> thank you so much howard. i am happy to say that overall generally speaking
. it went to texas governor rick perry. >> commerce, education and the -- what's the third one there? let's see. oops. >> live free or die, victory or death. bring it. >> so richly deserved. now here's the host of tonight's ceremony, the reverend al sharpton. >>> welcome back. welcome back. we are here with our revvie awards, and judges. let's go to limelight award for political. the political moment of 2011. what was the political moment, alex? >> the political moment, we keep talking about occupy wall street, but if we say that's how the biggest moment of the year, the turning point was when those protesters first sat down in zuccotti park. >> i would have to say things even bigger, ending the war in iraq, the president's speech to the troops coming home, a convulsive period coming to an end. >> michael? >> i thought the president's somewhat pathetic budget speech at george washington university in april this year. >> mine would be mitt romney's revival of the roaring '20 recent when he said corporations are people too. i think that's what occupy wall street inspired, people said not on
in dallas. >> going to texas >> does not look like sam hurd will fight extradition his wife in court tonight the couple has a daughter. sam hurd aveces 5-40 years in prison if convicted. calls for a special prosecutor to investigate a homicide case involving one of richard daley that use. roderick macarthur justice center at better government association asked special prosecutor to look into the death of david koschman, david koschman daily and that you rj vanecko identified near division and got into a fight david koschman if this had on the pavement and died 11 days later from injuries. after initial investigation of the victim's mother said felt she needed more. >> i go there often telling him i am sorry that i did not fight for him. it was a difficult thing for me to do fighting to save myselfthinking to reporters in new stations the fight is still here >> chicago police the public and state attorney operas have not commented on request for special prosecutor roderick macarthur justice center say the investigation into david koschman death was compromised. >> police say a teen
. in a few weeks down to texas to face even more charges. sam hurd appeared in federal court today wearing orange prison jumpsuit with legs in shackles. hearing before the now former chicago bears receiver lasted three minutes united states judge young kim least about $150,000 cash bond. attorney from los angeles spoke to reporters >> sam hurd father was dead a good teammate a good friend. and the past: to the future family has had a good past family will have a good future >> future not with chicago bears but attorney says hopes another team will pick him up assuming of course he is cleared. yesterday charged with accepting a kilogram of cocaine from undercover federal agent. case is shocking even to the most veteran sports analyst. >> has always been stories of professional athletes involving drugs but never at the wholesale dealer level somebody who thinks he is going to move half a million dollars worth of product every week. this is on a scale beyond anything we have seen in sports. >> also attorney denies allegations sam hurd tester beating cocaine or other drugs to fellow nfl
organized in iowa than ron paul making him a serious threat to win the texas republican is peaking at the right time with a week to go he has a one point lead over mitt romney in an average of polls trailing behind him and newt gingrich falling and rick perry, michelle bachmann, john hunts man round out the field candidates are launching a flurry of last minute ads and touring the state by bus. the winner of the last iowa caucus calls it a toss up. >> i would probably say that mitt romney will end up winning it today, now i think gain, ron paul because of his organization, could and that is where mitt is really at a disadvantage he doesn't have the devotion, if the weather is good, mitt romney is in better shape if the weather is bad and it is real tough to get out ron paul will win. >> some might say the contest is anyone's to win or lose, winning can help boost momentum and create buzz for a candidate but iowa caucuses are no guarantee for becoming the republican nominee. mike huckabee the last winner failed to get the nomination. >> all right so true. >> thank you. >>> meanwhile
in iowa and endorsed the texas congressman. stay tuned, folks. while there are only six days left, but the ground is clearly shifting. so the co-chair of the bachmann campaign has jumped ship and gone over to ron paul. >>> up next, romney made millions of dollars at bain capital by putting my next guesç and his co-workers at ampad on the unemployment line. >>> don't forget to tweet us using #edshow. stay tuned. e about. ♪ that's why we created the share the love event. get a great deal on a new subaru and 250 dollars goes to your choice of five charities. ♪ with your help, we can reach 20 million dollars by the end of this, our fourth year. [ female announcer ] get 0 percent apr financing on select models for thirty-six months and we'll donate two-hundred and fifty dollars to your choice of five charities. now through january 3rd. >>> well the 2012 election is going to be about the economy and jobs. i think we can agree on that. most polls show that across the country. mitt romney's history at bain capital is not going to help his image as a job creator. now, we want to discl
congressman lamar smith, chairman. judiciary committee from texas, congressman issa from california, jason chaffetz and say that is not true. that attorney general eric holder has not been transparent or cooperative. in fact those e-mails we received on friday friday, that 1400 pages that dealt exclusively with production of one letter. leaders are saying they're not getting access to the line attorneys who ran the program and gang unit in washington that were aware of "wide receiver" and "fast and furious". we knew they were running guns in "wide receiver", if you will, and some are accused of not making the connection between these two operations were really associated. basically about 500 guns have been recovered. we are not getting specifics about when and how, what crimes were used with those guns. you have the theatrics of it, bill and martha. eric holder has been through this before. he is pretty good at doing this. and yet you have you poke the tiger so many times you will get a swat. at times he is seen as arrogant or dismissive. you have theatrics as well as substance what will b
outsider. a self-made businessman from "the real street." texas lieutenant governor david dewhurst, ted cruise and tom leopard are also vying for the same seat. >>> still to come on "american morning," the u.s. government is reacting to a shocking video that allegedly shows an american captured by the iranians. we'll tell what you the state department is now saying about that. >>> and you don't -- you think we don't manufacture in this country anymore. you're wrong. we'll take to you perhaps the most iconic company town in america. >>> it's 21 minutes after the hour.l lit it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light... ...buttery and flaky... this is half. that is not half. guys i have more. [ female announcer ] do you have enough crescents? >>> 25 minutes after the hour. welcome back. we're "minding your business" this morning. europe's debt concerns and steep losses in the banking sector pushed u.s. markets lower yesterday. the dow lost .8%. nasdaq and s&p 500 lost more than 1% to start the week. and the lowest level since the low point of the financial crisis. pushing the banking se
. >>> and out of control. take a look at this. a terrifying incident at cowboy stadium in texas as a runaway electric car plows into a group of people. this morning there are injuries, and the big question is, how could this happen? >>> good morning, everybody. let's take a look at that video again. the cart was being used to pick up yard markers from the field. it looks like somehow one of the markers got stuck in the accelerator. one of the head coaches got hit there. we'll have the full story coming up. >> it was a high school football championship game. that was the winning coach from the team that got hit. so a lot of people there were terrified. we'll have more on that story coming up. >>> also, we have a lot of fun stuff to get to this morning like the holiday movie scenes we're so fascinated with like the tongue stuck on that frozen pole in "the christmas story." is all of this scientifically possible? how will clark griswold speeding down the hill in "christmas vacation" work out? our meteorologist ginger zee finds out for real. >> i don't think she was willing to do the tongue thin
appeared at a ron paul event in iowa and endorsed the texas congressman. stay tuned, folks. while there are only six days left, but the ground is clearly shifting. so the co-chair of the bachmann campaign has jumped ship and gone over to ron paul. >>> up next, romney made millions of dollars at bain capital by putting my next guest and his co-workers at ampad on the unemployment line. >>> don't forget to tweet us using #edshow. stay tuned. >>> well the 2012 election is going to be about the economy and jobs. i think we can agree on that. most polls show that across the country. mitt romney's history at bain capital is not going to help his image as a job creator. now, we want to disclose nbc universal and bain capital are each a part owner of the weather channel.ç bain capital's main business model is buying companies like american pad and paper and restructuring them. in many instances, bain turned a profit by strip mining these companies. american, ampad is what it's known, the stock was driven down and the company went bankrupt. they fired hundreds of workers along the way. o
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